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The Cure - Standing On A Beach - The Singles FLAC album


Performer: The Cure
Genre: Electronic / Rock
Title: Standing On A Beach - The Singles
Country: UK
Released: 1986
Style: Alternative Rock, Pop Rock, New Wave, Post-Punk, Goth Rock, Synth-pop
FLAC version ZIP size: 1792 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1558 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1627 mb
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Standing on a Beach (titled Staring at the Sea in CD format in some countries) is a singles compilation album released by English rock band the Cure in May 1986, marking a decade since the band's founding in 1976. The album's titles are both taken from the opening lyrics of the Cure's debut single, "Killing an Arab".

Black plastic tape, red label, black print. Packaged in clear plastic case with 2 sided 4 panel fold out sleeve.

Standing on a Beach - The Singles, is a singles compilation album, marking a decade since the band's start in 1976. The album's title is taken from the opening lyrics of the Cure's debut single, "Killing an Arab". The man featured on the album cover is not a member of the Cure’s entourage, or even connected to he band. He was chosen because his appearance fits the aesthetic of the album they were looking for. His name is John Button, and was a retired fisherman.

Ultimately, Standing on a Beach became the group’s highest-charting album at the time, peaking at No. 4 in the . and No. 48 in America and ultimately selling two million copies on our shores. Less successful but just as intriguing for collectors was one single released to promote the set: a remix of 1979’s Boys Don’t Cry, featuring a new vocal track from Robert Smith.

Standing on a beach - the singles. Fiction records 1986. Was: Previous price£14. Style: Psychedelic Rock. Country Of Origin: UK. All cassette tapes are supplied with a clean jewel case.

I had this album as a teenager in the early 80s, on vinyl (Standing on a beach), and it still sounds fantastic.

Standing On The Beach (Staring At The Sea): The Singles lyrics. Killing An Arab lyrics. Boys Don't Cry lyrics. Jumping Someone Else's Train lyrics. Charlotte Sometimes lyrics. The Hanging Garden lyrics. Let's Go To Bed lyrics. The Caterpillar lyrics. Inbetween Days lyrics.

Tracklist

A1 Killing An Arab
A2 Boys Don't Cry
A3 Jumping Someone Else's Train
A4 A Forest
A5 Primary
A6 Charlotte Sometimes
A7 The Hanging Garden
B1 Let's Go To Bed
B2 The Walk
B3 The Lovecats
B4 The Caterpillar
B5 In Between Days
B6 Close To Me

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Fiction Records
  • Copyright (c) – Fiction Records

Notes

Cassette casing is Grey / Gray - another variation exists with black cassette:

https://www.localhost/The-Cure-Standing-On-A-Beach-The-Singles-Previously-Unreleased-Tracks-Volume-One/release/6493606

Manufactured and Printed in the Philippines by Dyna Products, Inc. under license from Polydor International GmbH - West Germany.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
FIXH 12 The Cure Standing On A Beach • The Singles ‎(LP, Comp) Fiction Records FIXH 12 UK 1986
60477-4, 9 60477-4 The Cure Standing On A Beach • The Singles (And Unavailable B-Sides) ‎(Cass, Comp, RE, AR,) Elektra, Elektra 60477-4, 9 60477-4 US 1986
829 239-2, 829239/2 The Cure Staring At The Sea · The Singles ‎(CD, Comp, RP) Fiction Records, Fiction Records 829 239-2, 829239/2 UK & Europe Unknown
40101-3-B The Cure Staring At The Sea • The Images ‎(VHS, Comp, NTSC) Elektra 40101-3-B US 1986
829 239-4 The Cure Standing On A Beach • The Singles (And Unavailable B-Sides) ‎(Cass, Comp) Fiction Records, Polydor 829 239-4 France 1986